Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is trying to get the word out so residents will come forward to claim their belongings.
Last year, Illinois returned $129 million and is on track to return more money this year and Rutherford said that’s good for the Illinois economy.
“You think about it. You take $129 million and put it back in the economy,” said Rutherford, “It’s not from some grants from government or a loan or evil things out there. This is really your money.”
To check the unclaimed property list, visit the Illinois State Treasurer’s site.